10 Tips Disarm an Alarm System Without an Alarm Code (2022 Updates)

We all forget things…including our alarm code. Or our friends and families’ alarm codes. We show you how to quickly disarm and access your system without getting the police called on you.

What are the 10 Tips Disarm an Alarm System Without an Alarm Code? 1. Silence the speaker, 2. Locate Key Fob, 3. Remove power, 4. Remove security panel, 5. Disconnect battery backup, 6. Know your alarm, 7. Reset after a power outage, 8. Bypass alarm zone, 9. Beware of triggering the alarm, 10. Avoid false alarms by recording your info

One of the best kinds of alarm systems is the Coded Alarm System.

With this, you can be safer at night, and your house can be more secure with great peace of mind when you leave your home.

Whether you are building a new home or upgrading your existing one, installing an alarm system is a good idea.

What is a Coded House Alarm or Burglar Alarm System?

People feel safer in their own homes knowing that police and emergency services will be dispatched to them without contacting security if there is an emergency.

  • Residential and commercial premises use security alarms to guard against theft, intruders, and burglars.
  • You can also connect carbon monoxide and fire detectors to your alarm system so that if these alarms are triggered, the alarm company will contact the authorities.
  • Motion detectors and cameras are used to safeguard areas within the home.
  • Motion sensors can be mounted to doors and windows, triggering an alert if these locations are entered while the alarm is activated.
  • A control panel is a computer that arms and disarms security systems and communicates with each installed security sensor.

If activated, it will sound the alarm and contact the authority and security or communicate with alarm monitoring services.

Although we believe that there are many more advantages to consider when establishing or updating your home’s security system, we recognize that for some, this is vital.

In most circumstances, coded alarm systems are necessary.

Tips To Disarm An Alarm System Without Codes

1. Locate and silence the speaker.

Consider yourself standing next to a prominent speaker. It’s quite an earsore, and the neighbors will hear it, and you will be unable to turn it off since you do not have the code.

2. Locate key fob if available.

To turn off an ADT system without entering a master or installer code, the first thing you should do is to locate the key fob and simply press the disarm button.

It is usually the little shield icon with a diagonal slash through it.

If it didn’t work, try the following:

3. Locate and remove the AC power from the wall outlet.

4. Take down the security panel.

5. Then disconnect the battery backup.

TIP: Dead batteries are sometimes the reason for false alarms.

6. Know your alarm.

It is not always feasible or advisable to disarm a home alarm without a code.

There are many various types of security systems available on the market, each with different monitoring.

Some offer a short amount of time in responding, while others may have longer.  

Always make sure you know the code and have permission to the main access panel of your home alarm system console before purchasing a house or staying in a home with an alarm system.

If at all feasible, attempt to call your security system’s hotline or monitoring line to assist you in disarming your home’s alarm if a fake emergency has activated it.

7. How to Reset a Home Alarm Console After a Power Outage

  1. Locate the “System” or “System Status” button.
  2. Remove the backup battery by opening the control panel.
  3. Replace the backup battery and enter your user code.
  4. Finally, enter your user code and push the “Off” button.
  5. Repeat this procedure once more. Your alarm system should now be reset.

8. How to Bypass Alarm Zone?

Press the * key, and a menu will appear to enter bypass mode. Enter the zone number that you want on the bypass zone. The ones you did not set will remain in open zones.

9. Beware of triggering the alarm.

If you are attempting to disable an alarm that is not yours, you need to be aware that you could silently trigger the alarm.

  • Know your PIN code and password if the alarm company calls
  • This is a major reason why the police are called because homeowners forget their password and the police have to investigate to make sure their are no burglars.

10. Avoid False Alarms by Recording Your Info

Do yourself a favor and create a record of the alarm PIN, password and process to disable the alarm. Keep it on your google drive or quick storage on your phone so you can pull it up in a few seconds during if you set off the alarm.


What are the advantages of hardwired alarm systems?

The wire is the most secure means to transfer the signal. However, installation expenses can be expected to be substantial.

On the other hand, there are low-cost components for wired alarm systems, and wireless alarm systems are also available on the market.

What else should you consider?

  • Test your alarm yearly so you check if every sensor works correctly and there are no faulty sensor.
  • Know your type of system
  • Consider using a monitoring service if you are gone a lot and need real time monitoring of your house.
  • Check your front door wired and wireless alarm system to make sure the batteries are new (no dead battery) and there are no sensors open.
  • Do you have a battery back-up on the main unit? Is the power supply still plugged in?
  • Know the voice commands
  • The previous owner may have not reset his code when you bought the house. Check and reset it.
  • Call the monitoring or central station to verify that your account is still current and there are no issues with your monitoring plan.

What is a silent alarm?

There are different systems, and each has its advantages– one of them is the silent alarm system.

Anti-robberies are the most common usage for silent alarms.

It is meant to safeguard the victims since intruders are frequently unpredictable and unaware that an alarm has been activated.

And one does not want to rush the perpetrators or perhaps send them on the run, which buys the cop additional time.

In the event of a quiet alarm, no transducers are activated. The emergency call center, on the other hand, is promptly alerted.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a burglar alarm?


  1. Can detect burglars before they enter your house.
  2. It may keep your house safe from intruders while you are gone.
  3. It protects your family by immediately notifying authorities in the case of an emergency.
  4. If it is outfitted with security cameras, you can monitor your home from your smartphone.
  5. Knowing your home is secure gives you peace of mind.
  6. It can prevent property damage and theft.
  7. It can notify you if your minor children leave the house late at night.
  8. It notifies you of fire or carbon monoxide alarms and can instantly contact authorities.
  9. It has window sensors that indicate which window or door, whether the front or back door, has been opened at any given time.

    10.  It reduces the cost of your home insurance.


  1. Depending on how many monitors and sensors are put in the home, it might be costly.
  2. It may malfunction or have faulty sensors at times due to animal movement.
  3. Some can be triggered by cooking.
  4. Phone lines can be severed, rendering them worthless.
  5. False alarms can be stressful and upsetting.


Despite the disadvantages, it is recommended and necessary to install alarm systems in your home for security and safety.

The world has become more modernized; therefore, we need more modern solutions to our security problems.

According to the FBI, there are over 1 million burglaries in the U.S. each year, and that new burglary happens every 26 seconds.

Having a security alarm system in your home increases your chances of preventing a burglary.

D. Hahn

DIY guru, dad, husband, blogger. When I'm not creating life hacks I'm teaching my kids how to fix stuff after their dad breaks it.

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